Trends come, trends go. While it’s fun to dabble in new ideas, if you have a limited decorating budget, we suggest investing in classic styles that look spectacular year after year. Nail head trim is a perfect example! It’s been a furniture staple for many, many years – yet recently it’s come to the forefront again, used in new, dramatic ways. Here’s everything you need to know about nail head trim and how to add it to your home.
Nail head trim dates back to the 17th century. How’s that for classic?! 400 years ago, nail heads were used by furniture craftsmen to actually anchor material to wood; it was a practical way to make strong and durable furniture. How far this trend has evolved! Today it’s the pinnacle of style, adding aesthetic value and bringing vintage-inspired charm to all types of furnishings.
What style of furnishings suits nail head trim? Once used almost exclusively for masculine, substantial leather chairs and sofas, nail head trim has moved into the spotlight. Now you’ll find it on all kinds of fabrics, all textures, even decidedly feminine styles. (BTW, it still looks fabulous on classic ‘manly’ leathers!) From a white leather headboard to a curved, velvet covered arm chair – nail trim brings timeless beauty to a diverse range of furnishings.
But isn’t it VERY traditional? Yes, nail head trim brings a sense of tradition and decorum to furniture, but it’s certainly not old school! What makes nail head trim so fun right now is the juxtaposition of old world elegance with modern sensibilities and aesthetics. Nail head trim on transitional, even contemporary furnishings, is fresh yet established – an exciting blend!
Not just for chairs and sofas. Since nail head trim is trendy right now, it’s showing up everywhere. Once the domain of chairs and sofas only, now you’ll find it on headboards, ottomans, bar stools, accent tables, even draperies! What’s more, it’s being used as more than trim – today you’ll find nail heads being used to create gorgeous, intricate patterns on furnishings, notably chests and tables.
Why nail head trim? With sophisticated manufacturing techniques, nail heads are no longer needed for construction – today they simply look amazing! Nail heads accent the lines, shape, texture and colour of furnishings, proving beautiful definition. It’s like jewellery for furniture!
Nail head options. Whether brass, brushed nickel or shiny chrome, you’ll find nail head trim in many different sizes and finishes, depending on the size, style and colour of the furniture. It adds a custom, artistic touch, giving the piece a high-end vibe.
Explore the many furniture options now available with nail head accents. It’s a beautiful way to add classic charm that will stand the test of time. And don’t forget, eclectic is exciting – mix and match nail head designs with your current pieces for a stunning look!